I believe that it is important for people to have a basic knowledge of music and piano is a perfect place to start. I enrolled my oldest son, Tyler, in private piano lessons with Dorla when he was 6 years old. My youngest son, Trent, wanted to take private piano lessons at the same time, but he was only 4 years old at the time. Dorla was gracious enough to agree to begin piano lessons with Trent when he turned 5. Both Tyler and Trent took piano lessons with Dorla on into high school. Because of Dorla, both boys have an excellent knowledge of theory, music history and they play the piano beautifully. Dorla sees the potential in her students and she does her best to help each student achieve that potential through her encouragement, friendship, dedication and perseverance. I highly recommend Dorla as a piano teacher.